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Your Departure

There are times when I see the radiance of the sun And I’m reminded of you when it dips Out of sight Like you But the radiance remains Ever so visible In dreams I scuttle with reptilian figures That make your skin crawl Demons take up residence They transfer reality with worn out carpets, broken records They ask over and over why Why you didn’t love me enough to stay Your description of me is lodged in my universe: I wear animal skins, high heels and pink tights, I’m six feet tall And men are afraid of me When the sun climbs the trellis, The sunflowers raise their giant heads I stand next to them in the light, And the reptiles hide under rocks

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 9/25/2015 7:52:00 AM
Lost love and sad memories of abandonment often bring out -demons- that led one astray. Brilliant prose my friend. Highlighting and often secret dark truth many never see. A7
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Janet Lorenzo
Date: 9/25/2015 11:13:00 AM
thanks for reading - demons are great to write about. Somehow it reduces their significance. The healing art of poetry!
Date: 9/24/2015 2:40:00 PM
Janet, love the surreal imagery in this poem, the unstale metaphors and similes! I see and find no purpose in suffering unless it's for a righteous cause or purpose. Appreciate you reading my poem. Best to you in your writing endeavors. / M
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Janet Lorenzo
Date: 9/24/2015 2:52:00 PM
thanks for reading - suffering leads to material for some great poetry!